HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF FLORIDA,
FOURTH SEPARATE BRIGADE, DEPT. OF THE SOUTH,
Jacksonville, Fla., May 6, 1865.
Major General SAM. JONES,
Commanding Confederate Forces in Florida:
GENERAL: I inclose herewith an official copy of Special Field Orders, Numbers 65, from headquarters Military Division of the Mississippi,* giving the terms of agreement entered into between Generals Sherman and Johnston. I have no instructions with reference to the details of the surrender of the troops under your command, but expect the necessary blanks, &c., by the next boat, and will communicate with you as soon as theya re received. In the meantime it is understood that there will be a cesation of all hostilities and that the troops will maintain their relative positions until the terms of the agreement are carried out.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Brigadier-General of Volunteers, Commanding.
RICHMOND, VA., May 7, 1865-10. 30 a. m.
(Received 12. 30 p. m.)
Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT,
General Meade's army, two corps, passed through Richmond yesterday. One of General Slocum's corps is now going into camp at Manchester. General Howard leaves Petersburg to-day and will be in Manchester to-morrow. It will require about three days to fit them out. General Sherman is not expected until about the 15th. Shall the troops, when ready, move on to Alexandria, or await General Sherman's arrival here?
H. W. HALLECK,
WASHINGTON, D. C., May 7, 1865-2. 30 p. m.
There is no necessity for detaining Sherman's army for his arrival. I think, however, he will be in Richmond to-day or to-morrow.
U. S. GRANT,
PETERSBURG, VA., May 7, 1865
(Received 1. 35 p. m.)
Lieutenant Colonel T. S. BOWERS:
I have the honor to report the arrival of the Army of the Tennessee at this point. It is now encamped in the immediate vicinity of this city. It will march to-morrow and move by easy marches to Manchaster, where supplies await us.
O. O. HOWARD,
*See April 27, p. 322.